Apr 7th 2022
Queensland law aims to stamp out claim farming
The Queensland Government has recently introduced legislation to crack down on 'claim farming' in the State.
" 'Claim farmers', also known as 'claims management services', approach individuals to coerce them into making personal injury and workers' compensation claims and then charge a fee to 'sell 'their claim to a legal practitioner or other claims management service providers," Queensland's Attorney General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said.
"This Bill will prohibit anyone from cold-calling or personally approaching another person without their consent and soliciting or inducing them to make a claim.
"The reforms will also make it an offence for anyone to pay claim farmers for the details of potential claimants, or to receive payment for a claim referral.
"It also contains obligations on legal practitioners who represent injured clients to show that they have not paid a claim farmer for the claim."
Read the full story on the Queensland Government website.
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